Biggest Ever FA Cup Bet: One Punter Wagers Half A Million On Arsenal Victory!
William Hill have today taken their biggest ever FA Cup wager and handed over their biggest ever FA Cup payout. A punter from the West Midlands placed an online wager totalling half a million pounds on an Arsenal victory at 8/15. The result was never in doubt as Arsenal cruised to victory and the gutsy punter received a whopping £766,666.67.
“It was a gutsy bet for a one off cup match but from the first minute Arsenal were in control and it will have been the easiest quarter of a million this punter will have ever made,” said William Hill spokesman Joe Crilly. “He was not the only punter who will have been celebrating after 86% of all bets on the game were on an Arsenal win.”
A Theo Walcott first scorer was a pretty tough result for Hills to take as he was far and away the best backed to net the opener.
Arsenal have been installed as 6/1 joint favourites with Chelsea, Manchester City and Manchester United to win next season’s competition.
FA Cup 2015/16 winner: 6/1 Arsenal; 6/1 Chelsea; 6/1 Manchester City; 6/1 Manchester United; 8/1 Liverpool; 12/1 Tottenham; 14/1 Everton; 20/1 Southampton; 33/1 Swansea; 33/1 West Ham; 40/1 Aston Villa; 40/1 Newcastle; 40/1 Stoke; 50/1 Bournemouth; 50/1 Crystal Palace; 50/1 Leicester; 50/1 Norwich; 50/1 Norwich; 50/1 Sunderland; 50/1 West Brom; 66/1 Watford; 80/1 Burnley; 80/1 Derby; 80/1 Hull; 80/1 Middlesbrough; 80/1 QPR; 100/1 Blackburn; 100/1 Brentford; 100/1 Brighton; 100/1 Bristol City; 100/1 Fulham; 100/1 Ipswich; 100/1 Leeds; 100/1 Nottingham Forest; 100/1 Sheffield Wednesday; 100/1 Wolves; 125/1 Bolton Wanderers; 125/1 Cardiff; 125/1 Preston; 150/1 BAR
[Picture by: Mike Egerton/EMPICS Sport: 30 May Arsenal's Olivier Giroud (left), Mesut Ozil (centre left), Mathieu Flamini (centre right) and Aaron Ramsey (right) celebrate with the FA Cup]